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Australia Day Council of NSW

The Australia Day Council of NSW was established by the NSW Government in 1981 following the formation of the National Australia Day Council in 1979.

The Australia Day Council of NSW is the body appointed by the Premier to lead the continued development of Australia Day celebrations throughout the State. The Department of Premier and Cabinet provide the secretariat from which the Council operates.

As the leading facilitator of Australia Day celebrations since 1981, the Australia Day Council of NSW understands first-hand how the tremendous spirit and pride of January 26 can extend far beyond a single day. The benefits can be felt throughout the year by those businesses who successfully integrate the core values of Australia Day into their broader sponsorship, marketing and engagement strategies.

The Australia Day Council of NSW, works with a network of local Australia Day Committees representing over 160 Local Government Areas NSW.

Department of Premier & Cabinet

Corporate Club Australia is an initiative of the NSW Government and the Australia Day Council of NSW.

The Australia Day Council of NSW is appointed by the Premier of NSW to champion Australia Day celebrations throughout the State. It is widely recognised as the leading facilitator of programs and events that celebrate being Australian.

The Department of Premier and Cabinet provide the secretariat from which the Australia Day Council of NSW and Corporate Club Australia operates.

Australia Day Council of NSW Council Members

Angelos Frangopoulos
Chairman of the Australia Day Council of NSW since 2010.
Angelos is the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Editor of Australian News Channel Pty Ltd which owns and operates the Sky News Channels. Angelos is also Pro-Chancellor (Sydney) of  Charles Sturt University, Chair of the Advisory Board of the Centre for Media History at Macquarie University, a Board Member of the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute and a Director of the ASTRA - Subscription TV Australia.

Bruce Phillips
Deputy Chairman, Australia Day Council of NSW.
Bruce has over 30 years of audit and advisory experience in the banking, telecommunications, technology and media industries, working with many high profile clients including Macquarie Group, nbn, Cochlear, Optus, Fairfax Media, Seven West Media and Accenture. In addition to his role as Deputy Chairman, Bruce is an indigenous community volunteer and was a previously a Board Member for the Wenona School. He was awarded a Centenary Medal in 2003 for his services to the community.

Elizabeth Broderick AO
Elizabeth Broderick AO is an Australian lawyer, who was the Australian Sex Discrimination Commissioner for over eight years from 2007 to 2015. She has worked in various advisory roles including the Australian Indigenous Minority Supplier Council, World Bank Advisory Council – Gender and Development, Australian Defence for Cultural Change Collaboration and NATO. Elizabeth is currently Special Adviser, Executive Director, UN Women for the United Nations; founder and convenor of Male Champions for Change; and Co-chair, World Empowerment Principles Leadership Group, UN Global Compact, United Nations.

Jim Carroll
Jim Carroll is the Director of News and Current Affairs at SBS.  Jim is one of Australia’s most experienced media executives, having spent more than 25 years in senior roles at the Nine, Seven and Ten Networks and since 2013, SBS. Jim has travelled widely as a journalist covering stories all around the World, including the US, Europe, Middle East and Asia. He also previously worked as a senior advisor to a former NSW Premier.
In addition to his role on the Board, Jim is also involved in a wide range of community and sporting activities and is the director of the Australian Science Media Centre.

Marcus Chang
Marcus Chang is the Executive Director of Greencliff Realty, leading the sales, property management and facilities team at the real estate company. The youngest child of the late Dr Victor Chang, Marcus is the Chairman of the Young Appeals Committee and Ambassador for the Appeals Committee for the Victor Change Cardiac Research Institute.

Sandra Chipchase
Sandra Chipchase is the CEO of Destination NSW, the leading tourism and major events agency for NSW. Sandra brings a wealth of experience and a track record of success in international and domestic tourism and business events marketing, business and commercial asset management and major events acquisition and management.
Sandra is currently a member of the Business Events Sydney Board and the NSW Government Steering Committee for Sydney’s new International Convention, Exhibition and Entertainment Precinct and is the Executive Producer of the award winning Vivid Sydney Festival.

Greg Daniel AM
Greg Daniel AM is one of Australia’s most experienced marketing communications executives and was awarded the Order of Australia for his role as Chairman of the Communications Commission for the Sydney Olympic Games. Greg is currently the National Practice Leader for KPMG SR7.  Having founded SR7 in 2008, the company is widely recognised as Australia’s leading social media intelligence and research firm, which became a division of KPMG in 2014. Further to his role on the Board, Greg has held previous directorships with Tourism Australia, The Sydney Symphony Orchestra, National Institute of Dramatic Art and The Historic Houses Trust NSW.

Wesley Enoch
Wesley Enoch is a writer and director for the stage and is the incoming Sydney Festival Director for 2017-2019. Hailing from Stradbroke Island (Minjeribah), Wesley is a proud Noonuccal Nuugi man. He has written and directed some of Australian’s most iconic Indigenous theatre productions and has directed for all major Australian theatre companies. He has received the following Awards: The Patrick White Award for The Story of the Miracles at Cookie’s Table; Helpmann Awards - Best Play and Best New Australian Work The Sapphires; Helpmann Award - Best Presentation For Children Riverland; Deadly Award - Best Direction The Sunshine Club; Matilda Award - Best Direction The Sunshine Club; Queensland Performing Arts Centre Award - Contribution to Theatre.

Neil Flett
Neil Flett has 45 years’ experience in journalism, public affairs, culture change, brand marketing, training and consulting and has been an advisor to leaders in business, government and community. Neil founded rogenSi, the international management training and exceptional performance consultancy, which was sold to the US-based Teletech Ltd in 2014. Neil dedicates his time to his role on the Board as well as being a Director of Starlight Children’s Foundation and Chairman of Soul, the rogenSi Foundation.

Elizabeth Ann Macgregor OBE
Elizabeth Ann Macgregor OBE is currently the Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, having begun her career as the curator of the Scottish Arts Council’s Travelling Gallery and then going in to become Director of Ikon Gallery in Birmingham.
She was awarded the Centenary Medal for services to the Australian public and contemporary art in 2003 and  was awarded the OBE in the Queen’s birthday honours list in 2011. Elizabeth Ann is also a member of the Design Advisory Committee of the City of Sydney and the Advisory Board for UTS Business School. Elizabeth Ann is also a member of the Design Advisory Committee of the City of Sydney and the Advisory Board for UTS Business School.

Turia Pitt
Turia Pitt is an Australian mining engineer, motivational speaker and author. Turia motivates others to make positive changes in their lives, with challenging assumptions and prevailing against the odds having become a theme in her life. Turia was named NSW Premier’s Woman of the Year in 2014 and was a finalist for 2013 Young Australian of the Year.

Ricky Walford
Ricky Walford is a former Australian NRL player, having played first grade for the Sydney Roosters, North Sydney Bears and the St George Illawarra Dragons. Not only has Ricky had a distinguished playing career, off the field he has worked for 13 years for Australian Rugby League, NSW Rugby League and Country Rugby League. He is currently working for NSW Country Rugby League’s Indigenous Program.

The Council is here to ensure Australia Day provides a platform that brings Australians together, allows us to reflect on our heritage and to look positively to our future.

– Angelos Frangopoulos, Chairman, Australia Day Council of NSW
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